We had a very interesting tour of the mine, which turned out to last 1.5 hours instead of the advertised 1hr. We also looked around the museum and consumed some oatcakes ( when in... read more
Discover the lost industrial heritage of the Apedale Valley and the history...
Discover the lost industrial heritage of the Apedale Valley and the history of the surrounding area when you visit this unique attraction.
We are located in the beautiful Apedale Community Country Park, North Staffordshire, in an area that was once an industrial powerhouse.
At weekends and Bank Holidays we offer tours of an authentic drift mine. Mine tours run on the hour from 11am until the last tour at 3pm. Tours cost £6 for adults and £4 for children (over 5 only) and senior citizens.
Group bookings may also be made for schools and organisations etc. Please enquire via our website or at our Reception Desk.
Our museum is also open at weekends and Bank holidays, plus several week days. There you can learn about the industries and history of Apedale and the local area. There will usually be a guide on hand who will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
There are several quiz sheets for children of all ages to have fun discovering the artifacts and information in the museum. These are sited on a table in the Roman section and available free of charge.
Entry to the museum is free, although we'd appreciate it if you dropped a donation in our red box!
The cafe is open every day, so even if you are just passing, you can come in for a cuppa [and a warm!] or to try some North Staffordshire Oatcakes, a speciality of the Potteries.
We look forward to seeing you and/or your family and friends soon!